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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

By Edward J Sheldon / September 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

By Edward J Sheldon / September 13, 2021 / 0 Comments

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!!…

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Low-head Dam Safety

By Edward J Sheldon / August 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security; “Hoosier Responder” Magazine, June 2021 With more than 150 low-head dams cataloged in Indiana, local emergency management officials and response agencies are encouraged to share information about low-head dams, where they are and how best to avoid them. RECREATIONAL SAFETYA reoccurring theme of dam related deaths is that victims…

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Hobby Flock Owners Should Keep Their Poultry Safe from Unknown Bird Ailment

By Edward J Sheldon / June 28, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Indiana State Board of Animal Health In light of recent reports of sick and dying songbirds throughout the state, veterinarians with the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are encouraging hobby flock owners to take steps to protect their poultry. Late last week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advised Hoosiers to…

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INPREP Flood Resources for Educators and Media

By Edward J Sheldon / June 24, 2021 / 0 Comments

The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains for the next several days, especially over northwest portions of Indiana. As shown on the map below, some areas could receive 6″-8″ of rain over the next few days. These rains could cause widespread flooding and flash flooding conditions, especially in areas that still have saturated soils…

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Responding to On Farm Emergencies

By Edward J Sheldon / May 26, 2021 / 0 Comments

Free Online Training Series Thursday nights in June; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EDT Source: Kurt Lanzone, Purdue Extension – Parke County Purdue Extension Ag and Natural Resources Parke County is bringing you a webinar series dedicated to helping you improve your responses to agriculture emergencies. Kurt Lanzone from Purdue Extension is not only the Parke…

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Emergency Preparedness Virtual Conference June 1-3

By Edward J Sheldon / May 25, 2021 / 0 Comments

Source: Southern University Ag Center Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center’s Cooperative Extension Program will host its inaugural and interactive, Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Virtual Conference, June 1-3, 2021. Each day of the conference is designed to strengthen and build sustainable and resilient communities. The conference dates and targeted audiences are:…

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US ag and first responder groups release video series to help farmers with emergency planning

By Edward J Sheldon / May 4, 2021 / 0 Comments

Reproduced with permission from Global Ag Media Animal agriculture groups have partnered with US first responders to create a video series that helps farmers and ranchers prepare emergency action plans. The US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Milk Producers Federation, National Pork Producers Council, United Egg Producers and the National Association of SARA…

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E101 Cultivating Readiness – Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture

By Edward J Sheldon / April 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

Archived Webinar CLICK HERE TO VIEW WEBINAR Join IDEM, OISC and others discussion about Ag spill-related topics including preplanning, event response and risk management. About this Event Cultivating Readiness – How to Prepare and Handle Environmental Spills and Emergencies in Agriculture Farm operations handle a variety of chemicals and other materials safely each year. That…

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Practical Solutions for Heat-Related Illness Prevention for Agriculture

By Edward J Sheldon / April 5, 2021 / 0 Comments

WEBINAR Wednesday, April 07, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT Summary: Agricultural workers are at high risk of heat-related illness and recent field studies point to specific risk factors and solutions. This webinar is intended to prepare agricultural safety and health professionals for the upcoming summer season. We will share practical and evidence-based solutions for the prevention…

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